Category: sewing plans

Tee Time

Tee Time

So I am only a day late and a dollar short when comes to posting my update to last week’s post on my Fall wardrobe sewing plans.

So first up are some knit tops aka tees aka t-shirts. Since I plan to sew about 9 of these I’m thinking 3 different styles with about 3 each. I won’t be using any ready made patterns, instead I’ll be drafting my own. I know this will just add time to my plans but for some reason I just really enjoy making my own.

Knit fabric

Now when it comes to styles I know I want a boatneck top, and two different cowls. I’ll then change them up using two different hem and sleeve lengths. So stay tuned up next drafting.

one of my first self drafted knit tops
one of my first self drafted knit tops

Until next time, happy sewing…

 

My Wardrobe and Fall Sewing Plans

So today I had another post planned but decided to postpone it until later because after seeing a Today news segment that actually aired today, it helped me focus my post and plans which I will post later this week.

SGS Studio

Like many women I have clothes in my closet that I just don’t wear the segment mentioned that a New York Times article says that most only wear about 20% . Now don’t get me wrong I like all of the clothes in my closet but for some reason or another I just don’t seem to pull some of them out a lot. Most of the time it is because it just doesn’t fit with my stay at home homeschooling mom/wife that loves to walk lifestyle and then fit is a close second. So I decided to try and make at least 80% of my wardrobe. Most of what I do wear are things that I made and even more of that are from patterns that I drafted myself.

There are many sewing plans such as SWAP to be found on the web and some even have sew alongs and or parts like the Colette Wardrobe Architect. But for my limited amount of time I don’t always want to be reading this new article or this new installment to some series, I know what I like and I know what works for me and this article helped me focus on how much I should aim for.

 

taken from Samantha Okazaki / TODAY article

So my goal number is 30, 30 item that is and 24 of those I hope to sew myself. Also   I will try to focus my sewing on one season at a time. Up next Fall sewing plans.

Until next time, happy sewing…

 

Me-Made-May 15 and Me

Me-Made May &Me

WOW, has it been 3 months since I last posted, but I couldn’t have timed my return any better with Me-Made-May 2015. After almost 8 long months of homeslessness/studiolessness I now have a place to call my own. It is small but it’s mine all mine and it’s the littlest things in life we are most grateful for, and now I can get to making and blogging.

I have lots of plans for this month but none I will reveal just yet. After not being able to really sew for 8 long and I mean long months of course my list is way bigger than what is really accomplish-able in one month. But keep a close eye, with 8 months worth of sewing energy built up I may just surprise myself.

I haven’t taken the pledge for MMM15 just yet since I plan on doing a lot of pattern work this month which will keep me super busy but that doesn’t me I’m totally out. I have been watching and wanting to participate in Me-Made-May for a few years now and most of what I wear I made so I just may pop in with something here and there once in a while on my Instagram feed.

Without giving away too much info, I do plan to do a lot of sewing with knits so I may just pop in here with a few knit related post. After sewing with knits for a few years now I can honestly say it is one of my favorite fabrics to work with. I’m so glad that I didn’t read some of the post I have found around on different forums and sites with horror stories and many people scared to try or believe that  you just have to have a serger/overlocker to try. My best advice to those who are afraid to sew knits, get some fabric and a few books and play around with it, and you’ll quickly learn it’s not what you think.

Until next time, happy sewing…